Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997

F11[Abolition of defence of reasonable chastisement


24A.(1) The common law defence of reasonable chastisement is abolished.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply in respect of proceedings brought against a person for an offence consisting in whole or in part of any act done by the person before the commencement of section 28 of the Children First Act 2015, whether those proceedings were brought before, on or after such commencement.

(3) This section shall not affect the operation of section 24.]




Inserted (11.12.2015) by Children First Act 2015 (36/2015), s. 28, S.I. No. 555 of 2015.

Editorial Notes:


The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.